For generations, alumni, parents and friends have generously donated dollars as well as their gifts of time to help create and sustain a thriving college preparatory environment at Columbus Academy. As an independent school, Columbus Academy designs its own programs and operates without financial support from local or federal taxes. Therefore, like all independent schools, we rely on tuition income, annual contributions, endowment income and other fundraising activities to support our programs.
Please click here for the 2012-2013 Annual Report on Giving.
Please click here for Testimonials from Faculty, Alumni and Current Students.
There are five major areas of support for Columbus Academy:
The ideal supporter consistently supports the Annual Fund, increasing his/her gift each year. If the school is conducting a capital campaign, and financial circumstances and emotional commitment permit, the donor may consider a major gift in his/her lifetime to support the construction of new facilities, create an endowed fund or support an academic or extracurricular program. Many in the Academy community also like to participate in special events sponsored by the Parents' Association, which generate additional funds for special projects. Finally, a model contributor would make a planned gift via a bequest, trust, life income gift or an alternative option.
Thank you for your support of Columbus Academy at any level –- it truly makes a difference in the lives of every student and the faculty who teach them! Gifts can be accepted in many forms.
CHECKS made payable to Columbus Academy can be mailed to: Alumni/Development Office, Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230 or call (614) 509-2256 to request a gift envelope.
CREDIT CARDS accepted include Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Payment may be submitted by calling (614) 509-2256 or securely ONLINE.
APPRECIATED SECURITIES may be a beneficial option for your gift plans. Please contact the Alumni/Development Office for details concerning the transfer of stock to Columbus Academy at (614) 509-2256 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS may double or even triple your gift. Contact your personnel office for eligibility requirements and matching gift forms, which must be completed and returned with your gift to the school. Spouses, retirees and board members may qualify.
GIFTS-IN-KIND may be accepted by Columbus Academy, including real estate, personal property, equipment and other in-kind items. Gifts-in-kind do not qualify as Annual Fund gifts and may be subject to Board approval.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE? Under IRS guidelines, the estimated value of Columbus Academy's acknowledgement is not substantial; therefore, the full amount of your gift is a deductible contribution. Please note that gifts made to the Parents' Association of Columbus Academy through the Spring Gala and other PACA events may not be fully deductible.